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Lenten Learn-Alongside: Recipes and the Saints


Braving the Thin Places Lenten Read-Along - text above image of Julianne Stanz, author, and her book

Immediately I’m sharing a number of recipes related to the saints of Eire.


This dish is eaten all year long however related to Halloween/All Saints/All Souls Day specifically.

1 1/4 kilos kale or inexperienced cabbage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 kilos peeled and quartered potatoes
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 cup cleaned and chopped leeks, white half solely, or inexperienced onions
1 cup milk
Salt and floor pepper to style
1/2 cup melted butter

Chop kale or cabbage together with inexperienced onions into fantastic items. Sauté kale or cabbage in a little bit oil for 10 minutes. Boil potatoes and water, and simmer till tender. Simmer the leeks in milk for ten minutes till tender. Drain and puree the potatoes. Add leeks and their milk and the cooked kale, and blend in. Add pinch of salt and pepper. Mound on a plate and pour over the melted butter. Garnish with parsley.

Boxty Desserts (makes 12)

Related to St. Patrick; typically known as Soul Desserts.

1/2 pound sizzling cooked potatoes
1/2 pound grated uncooked potatoes
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Butter for frying
Salt and pepper

Drain, peel, and mash the recent potatoes. Stir within the uncooked potatoes, flour, and baking soda. Add salt and pepper to style. Combine nicely with sufficient buttermilk to make a stiff batter. Form into 3-inch patties about 1/4 inch thick, and fry on sizzling greased griddle till crispy and golden on each side.

St. Brigid’s Oatcakes (serves 4)

2 cups raw, old style rolled oats (not prompt)
2 1/2 cups (maybe a little bit extra) buttermilk
2 1/2 cups sifted bread flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil spray
Non-compulsory: cinnamon, teaspoon of vanilla, pinch of nutmeg

A day forward, mix the oats and buttermilk in a small bowl. Mix completely, cowl, and refrigerate in a single day. The subsequent day, preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Take away the oat combination from the fridge. Mix the bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl. Slowly add the oat combination, and stir with a picket spoon 20 to 30 occasions or till you’ve gotten a easy dough. Chances are you’ll want so as to add a little bit extra buttermilk. Grease a baking sheet with the oil spray. Flip the dough onto the baking sheet, and use your palms to kind a spherical, cake-shaped loaf about 1-inch thick. Use a pointy knife or pizza cutter to chop the dough into 4 quarters. Transfer the quarters aside barely, however preserve them within the authentic spherical form. Bake till the muffins are mild golden brown and agency to the contact, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool barely on a rack, and serve with butter and jam or preserves. Makes 1 loaf (in quarters).

Tell us if you happen to make any of those recipes to take pleasure in whereas studying!

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